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Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Bacteriology | Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Bioinformatics | Biology | Biotechnology | Diseases | Genetics and Genomics | Genomics | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Medical Microbiology | Medical Pathology | Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Microbial Physiology | Microbiology | Parasitic Diseases | Parasitology | Pathogenic Microbiology

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FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology


A total of 7194 faecal samples collected over a 1-year period from patients presenting with diarrhoea were screened for Campylobacter spp. using EntericBios, a multiplex-PCR system. Of 349 Campylobacter-positive samples, 23.8% were shown to be Campylobacter ureolyticus, using a combination of 16S rRNA gene analysis and highly specific primers targeting the HSP60 gene of this organism. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first report of C. ureolyticus in the faeces of patients presenting with gastroenteritis and may suggest a role for this organism as an emerging enteric pathogen.